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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (level 5)


  • 18 Weeks
  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • Semester 2 starts July 2018
  • Domestic Student fees are $3,187* (International students: Please click here for fee information) (Domestic students: Please click here for more information)
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton
The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) will prepare you for higher-level study, training or employment in New Zealand and will help you gain the skills necessary for success in your studies or career. You will consolidate your oral and written English language skills to use and understand complex English for a wide range of situations at Wintec and in New Zealand and will expand face-to-face, independent and online learning study skills.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) has two pathways, the first is the Academic pathway into higher academic study such as Nursing, or postgraduate programmes. The second is the Professional pathway which aims to support entry into professional positions in employment.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, have achieved NZCEL Level 4 and/or have achieved a score of IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, or equivalent. Candidates must take part in a selection interview and may be required to take a Placement Test to determine their current English language level and learning goals.

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A range of Study Grants may be available for those domestic students learning English as a second language. For more information go to

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